Thursday, February 18, 2021

Long Pose session with live model

We are resuming our long pose session with a live model on Sunday afternoons from 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm beginning Sunday February 21, 2021.   

This session will be one pose with an undraped model who will take breaks every 20 minutes then resume the same pose for the session.  Participants may draw or paint with odorless materials only.  Covid protocols are in place and participants are asked to sanitize their hands prior to entering studio.  

For more information, please email Patris at 

artist underscore patris @ yahoo dot com. 

Model fee is $14 and can be paid with cash or Venmo. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

3-week Online Portrait Drawing Class on Toned Paper

 3-week On Line Portrait Drawing Class starts January 10:  

2nd Series Focus on Three Quarter View

January 10

January 17 

January 24

Saturday, January 2, 2021

 Live online 3 week Intro to Painting Class with Patris

"Landscape Painting The Urban Theme"

In this Beginning level introductory class to painting scenes that juxtapose both man made and natural subjects in an urban setting, we will explore together ideas and concepts that help us to create stronger paintings.  

We will be using a simplified double primary palette, so no need to buy lots of tubes of paint!  A complete suggested materials list sent upon registration.  Come join us! 

3 Saturdays:
 January 16, 23, and 30
2 pm - 4 pm  (plus a few hours offline for homework assignments)
$90 for the course 

Patris Studio is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Patris Studio's Intro to Landscape painting Class

DATES: Saturdays Jan 16, 23, and 30
TIME: 2 pm - 4 pm  PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Contact Patris for the zoom link which will be sent upon class payment.

Payment acceptable through:
1)  Venmo at Patris-Miller


3)  or check made payable to Patris and sent to 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA 95817

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Beginning Drawing Class December 16

 Hello and welcome to our beginning level drawing class on Wednesday evening December 16 from 7 pm to 8:15 pm.  I'm so happy you can join us as we explore some drawing ideas together. 

Please feel free to share this invite with friends and family - the more, the merrier as we gather together online! 

We will be exploring shape, form, and mark making, so virtually anything you have in your house that can make a mark on paper is fair game!!  

Patris Studio is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Patris Studio's Beginning Drawing Class
Time: Dec 16, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Please contact Patris for the Zoom link which will be sent upon payment. 
Artwork by Wayne Theibaud

 Payment acceptable through:
1)  Venmo at Patris-Miller


3)  or check made payable to Patris and sent to 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA 95817

Suggested materials:  sketchbook, computer paper can work, any white paper
                                     pencil, pen, eraser--  

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

3 Week Online Portrait Drawing Class: Dec. 4 - 18, 2020



Portrait Drawing on Toned paper
2 pm - 3:30 pm

Friday Dec. 4
Friday Dec. 11
Friday Dec. 18 

 Please have these materials ready for the class: 

  •  toned paper such as Canson Ingres #55 Steel Gray or Strathmore Series 400 Toned Gray tablet
  •  4b charcoal pencil, conte, carbothello pencil or other mark-making drawing tool of your choice
  • white chalk, white conte, white charcoal or chalk--any white mark-making tool will work
  •  and a kneaded eraser or vinyl eraser. 
Successful portrait drawing is a skill that is learned, practiced, and honed.  With knowledge, practice, and guidance we can learn how to develop portrait drawing skills that lead to more satisfactory results.

In this Beginning level 3-part class, we will take a closer look at helpful proportional guidelines for establishing realistic portraiture, facial features and characteristics, and creating portrait drawings from photo references using toned paper and other drawing tools. 

Course content includes

  • Live class sessions in the Patris Studio ZoomRoom with recorded sessions sent to your email for viewing at your own convenience.  Can't make live class session?  No problem! The recorded class session will be sent to your via email and you can view it  at your own pace!
  • Support materials and photo references
  • Easy to follow guidelines and helpful tips
  • Instructor feedback at any point during or after each lesson.
Unable to make the live Zoom class?  No problem!!  
Class recordings will be sent following live class sessions and can be viewed according to your schedule and time frame.  

Enrolled students have the option to  email, text, or confer on Zoom about  their works in progress or finished assignments  for any feedback, clarifications or guidance on their work.

Cost: $60 for 3-week series

Payment acceptable through:
Venmo at Patris-Miller
or check made payable to Patris and sent to 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA 95817

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Beginning Level online Drawing Class sneak peak!

 Online Drawing Classes with Patris

Love to draw but not sure where to begin?  Jump into our weekly online drawing class and learn to simplify and observe your subject to create your own personal approach to the drawing process.

Click here to take a look at one of the drawing classes with Patris as we begin our lay in process for drawing a bird.

graphite drawing by Patris

Monday, June 22, 2020

In Studio Art Classes this Summer--limited enrollment

Weekend In-Studio Art Classes: 

Intro to Oil/Acrylic Painting Classes with Patris

Limited to 6 students per class session 

We will use social distancing in our spacious studio and each person should bring their own mask to wear. as well as extra hand sanitizer if desired. 

Saturday Dec. 5
Saturday Dec. 12

Saturday January 16 and 23, 2021

 1 - 4 pm
$40 per class session and includes all materials to use or bring your own personal materials if desired.

Tuition payable at time of class

To register, contact Patris at

These beginning level painting classes will introduce students to the painting process, palette set up,
handling brushes, and many other aspects associated with the painting process.   By breaking 
down the process into different steps, participants can gain a new understanding of painting skills and approaches.  Each session is a self contained lesson and includes instructor demos, individualized instruction and guided practice.

All materials provided or if you have  materials you want to explore and experiment with,
please bring them to class with you.

Classes are individually taiored to each student.
Students can choose to work on: 
  • basic skill building exercises to gain proficiency in oils or acrylic paint
  • work from direct observation with a simple still life set up
  • bring in a photo that they would like to paint
  • bring in a painting that they would like help with to finish
Tuition can be sent through 
  • Venmo at Patris-Miller
  • paypal at
  • or send check to Patris Studio, 3460 2nd Ave, Sac CA 95817